Keith Kasnot

GORE-TEX® Stent

By permission of the artist

Marketing illustration for WL Gore of the ultrastructure of a microporous polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft with flexible external metal framework in a femoral artery for a sales panel and brochures at an Interventional Radiology convention. Gouache/pigmented dye applied with airbrush and friskets on finely sanded gesso on 12 x 48 inch Masonite board.

This is a good example of Keith’s pre-digital 1990s art, representing inner space with a high impact style. Some of the fine vessel texture in the background was created by dipping string and thread in dye. Keith was a film and animation student of Lew Calver, Edmond Alexander, and Bill Winn. Beginning in the mid 1980s Keith illustrated numerous high-tech GORE-TEX® medical products. Other clients included Arizona Heart Institute, Intermedics, National Geographic, Simon and Schuster, PBS Science Series NOVA, and BBC Horizon. Keith was Chair of the 5oth Anniversary AMI Conference and the 2002 Meeting in Austin and served on the AMI Board.